a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Fertilizer Day

In between the spring rains is the perfect time to fertilize.  The ground was still wet from three days ago with more rain coming in later in the week.
My job was to follow and drive where the fertilizer ended, sometimes I was off and got a few pellets in the ranger.  This is a dry crossing that takes the pond over flow down to the creek.
Spreading the gold and I do mean gold!  This little container holds three tons.  That translates into over a thousand dollars.  At least it is tax-deductable and it did cover all we needed to feed.
The horses did not like the spreader!

8 comments:

Nezzy said...

Yep, it adds up to a new car quite quickly! We fertilized the winter wheat field just before a good rain. Talk about growin'!!!

Have a super evening Gail!!!

The Green Stone Woman said...

you don't think about all those things when you don't live on a farm.

Carla said...

So this is where the saying 'high tailing it' comes from? (love your Son and Mother photo:)

Rudee said...

Spreading the love, aren't you? I hope your next rain is just a gentle spring rain--nothing wild.

LRK said...

Do you have to purchase all of your fertilizer, or does some of it come from your own animals?

Pyatshaw said...

That is one BIG hopper!
I remember my father spreading fertilizer by hand from a sort of canvas tray thing held in place by straps over his shoulders.No time for such slow methods now!

Ann W said...

We are working hard for the day when we can have our own farm - if not for business, then at least for hobby and the good feeling that comes with it. I grew up on a semi-farm, and I want my family to do the same. Plant and Garden Blog

Pat said...

Who knew that poop costs to much moola?

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